Winter Maintenance

Winter Maintenance

The Municipality of South Huron is committed to providing a high level of snow removal service throughout the winter season. Using a combination of Municipal staff and contractors, plowing and salting is performed each winter providing safe roads and sidewalks during the winter season.  

The Municipality is equipped with:

  • 3 Graders
  • 6 Plow trucks (road salt/sanders)
  • 2 sidewalk plows

This team maintains the Municipality’s 350 kms of roadway and 44 kms of sidewalk.

Snow Clearing – Frequently Asked Questions

Levels of Service

The Municipality of South Huron follows the provincially prescribed standards for winter maintenance (Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways, O. Reg. 239/02) to clear roadways, sidewalks, and parking lots in the event of a snowfall.  Plowing crews are dispatched once there is approximately 8 cm of snow that has fallen.  Which streets, sidewalks, and parking lots get plowed first is decided on a pre-determined level of priority.

The Days After

Following each snow plowing event, a clean-up process follows where additional plowing is completed to further clear the roadway as well as re-salt the roads if necessary.

Winter reminders

Onstreet Parking
Residents are reminded to move all vehicles out of the roadway during a snowfall.  On-street parking during a snow event is not permitted at any time of the day or night. If you park on the street during a snow event, your vehicle will be ticketed and may be towed. On-street parking during a snow event can severely slow down route clearing, and in some cases, stops snow clearing all together. Overnight parking on Municipal Streets and Parking Lots are not permitted between the hours of 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. as per the Parking By-Law 47-2001.

You can help with our snow removal by clearing snow and ice from your sidewalks as soon as possible after a snowfall to ensure that they are safe for all residents. By keeping the sidewalks clear, it helps to ensure that all pedestrians, especially those using walkers, scooters and strollers, will be safe.

Owners or occupants of buildings fronting Main Street in Exeter from Gidley Street to Simcoe Street are required to clear away and remove snow and ice from the sidewalks on Main Street and snow and ice on roofs within a twenty-four (24) hour period of a snow event as per By-Law 3-2004.

Super Mailboxes
The Municipality of South Huron does not perform snow removal operations around super mailboxes. Please contact Canada Post at or by phone at 1-800-267-1177 for snow removal in this area.

Road Closures and Conditions

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